Turkey Brine Recipe



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Welcome to Summa Salts! Get ready to make your Thanksgiving turkey the best it can be with our Wet Turkey Brine. We've combined high-quality salts and flavorful herbs to create a special mix that will make your turkey juicy and delicious. Follow our easy recipe, and your holiday meal will be a hit with family and friends. Let Summa Salts turn your turkey into a mouthwatering masterpiece!

3 cups apple juice or apple cider
16 cups of water
1 Summa Salts Brine Kit
2 cups brown sugar
3 tbsp. peppercorns (optional)
5 whole bay leaves (optional)
Peel of three large oranges (Any citrus will do, optional
3 Swedish fish (optional)
4 tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves (optional)
5 cloves garlic, minced (optional)

The primary ingredients are the salt, sugar, apple juice and water. All the other ingredients add a depth of flavor, and can be changed for other fresh or dried herbs for similar effect. 


Step 1:

Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil, stirring until the salt and sugar dissolve. 

 Step 2:

Turn off heat, cover and allow the brine to cool completely. 

Step 3:

Place the uncooked turkey in a large brining bag or bucket. We prefer to use the firehouse pickle buckets. They are $2 and the money goes to charity. Pour in the brine solution to cover the turkey, you may need to add water until the turkey is fully submerged.  Refrigerate for 16-24 hours.

Step 4:

Before roasting, remove the turkey from the brine (discard the brine) and wash the turkey completely inside out. You can also soak the turkey for 10-15 minutes if desired. Remove the turkey from the water, pat dry, and cook as desired.